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Commissioner's Assistant

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

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In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Jul 29, 2022
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60601-3130

Job Requisition ID:  17716

Agency:  Illinois Commerce Commission

Closing Date/Time:  August 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. 
Salary: $4,287 - 10,211 Monthly  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time
County:  Cook or Sangamon County
Number of Vacancies:  1

Plan/BU:  Merit Compensation Plan

******DO NOT APPLY ONLINE******

This is an exciting time to work at the ICC as we work to implement CEJA!! This position is being filled in either Cook or Sangamon County.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and college transcripts to: Human Resources Department, Illinois Commerce Commission, 527 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62701. Questions may be referred to Colette Smith at 217-557-4206 or colette.smith@illinois.gov.

ICC Overview

This is an exciting time to work at the ICC as we work to implement CEJA!! This position is being filled in either Cook or Sangamon County!

The ICC is made up of 2 main segments. The Bureau of Public Utilities and The Bureau of Transportation. 

Public Utility Services

Through its Bureau of Public Utilities, the Commission oversees the provision of adequate, reliable, efficient and safe utility services at the least possible cost to Illinois citizens served by electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water and sewer public utility companies.

Transportation Services

Through its Bureau of Transportation, the Commission oversees public safety and consumer protection programs with regard to intrastate commercial motor carriers of general freight, household goods movers, relocation towers, safety towers, personal property warehouses and repossession agencies. The Commission’s Rail Safety Program also inspects and regulates the general safety of railroad tracks, facilities and equipment in the state.

Job Responsibilities

Subject to administrative approval, assists the Commissioner with research, analysis, and development of issues and opinions relating to the industries regulated by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC).  Conducts research projects, prepares reports and studies, and determines statutory compliance by applying legal standards.

 

  1. Provides expert advice, analysis and research on a variety of issues related to the regulation of energy, telecommunications, water, and the transportation industries.
  2. Plans and conducts extensive and complex research to determine statutory compliance by applying legal methods and procedures with reference to the legal implications involved.
  3. Confers and advises the Commissioner on controversial problems of statutory interpretation and compliance.
  4. Assists in the preparation of case summaries, questions, alternative orders, reviews and critiques orders, testimony, staff reports and/or filings and otherwise provides policy analysis to assist the Commissioner.
  5. Provides research and information for and draft letters, memoranda, speeches and legislation as requested by the Commissioner.
     

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6. Acts as a liaison between Commissioners, ICC staff, governmental agencies, and industry parties.

7. Assists the Commissioner in drafting dissenting and concurring opinions.

8. Monitors trade and academic literature in order to keep abreast of issues and trends in utility regulation.

9. Establishes and maintains a regulatory policy research agenda for the Commissioner, as required or directed.

10. Serves as representative of Commissioner and/or the Commission at meetings or other events, as required.
11. Performs other duties, special projects or research, as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

This is an exempt merit compensation grade (non-CMS) position and is exempt from Rutan. This position is also part of the Revolving Door policy. This position reports directly to a Commissioner which is an appointed position from the Governor.  Requires a bachelors degree in economics, engineering, law, finance, accounting or related field.  An advanced degree in economics, engineering, law, finance or accounting is preferred.  Significant additional experience in public utility regulation or the transportation industry may substitute for the advanced degree.  In addition, this position requires superior written and oral English communication skills; extensive knowledge of the personal computer and related software programs and applications; working knowledge of the agency programs, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and the Illinois Administrative Code Parts; and the ability to apply human relations skills in interaction with ICC staff, representatives of government and private industry.

Education Degree

Requires a bachelor’s degree in economics, engineering, law, finance, accounting or related field.  An advanced degree in economics, engineering, law, finance or accounting is preferred.  Significant additional experience in public utility regulation or the transportation industry may substitute for the advanced degree. 

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m
Work Location: 160 North LaSalle, Ste. C-800
                           Chicago, Illinois 60601 (Cook County)
 OR

                           527 E. Capitol Ave. Springfield, IL 62701 (Sangamon County)


Agency Contact: Colette Smith 217-557-4206 or colette.smith@illinois.gov
 

******DO NOT APPLY ONLINE******

This is an exciting time to work at the ICC as we work to implement CEJA!! This position is being filled in either Cook or Sangamon County

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and college transcripts to: Human Resources Department, Illinois Commerce Commission, 527 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62701. Questions may be referred to Colette Smith at 217-557-4206 or colette.smith@illinois.gov.